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This doctor saves lives through organ transplants – and he's also a world-class dancer

Johns Hopkins surgeon Dorry Segev is revolutionizing the transplant process by allowing HIV patients to receive and donate organs. But that's just his day job.

10 April 2019
From the Grapevine
World’s First HIV-To-HIV Kidney Transplant With Living Donor Succeeds

The world’s first kidney transplant from a living HIV-positive donor to another HIV-positive person was successfully performed Monday by doctors at a Johns Hopkins University hospital.

29 March 2019
Kaiser Health News
Atlanta woman becomes country's first HIV+ living kidney donor

If you ask Nina Martinez why she has fought so hard to become the first HIV + living kidney donor, her answer is pretty simple. "I just wanted to be just like anybody else," Martinez says. "I think, in 2019, this is going to blow a lot of peoples' minds. Because I'm sitting here today, as someone living for 35 years with HIV, and I'm about to donate this organ."

29 March 2019
FOX 5 Atlanta
'Patient No. 1' from a Hep C heart transplant study shares his story

By the time three transplant physicians approached Tom Giangiulio Jr. about being the first patient in a new clinical trial to accept a heart from a Hepatitis C-positive donor, Giangiulio didn’t have much of a choice.

08 March 2019
Cardiovascular Business
Penn team eradicates Hepatitis C in patients after heart transplants from infected donors

Nine patients at Penn Medicine have been cured of the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) following lifesaving heart transplants from deceased donors who were infected with the disease, according to a study published in the American Journal of Transplantation.

26 February 2019
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Trial launched to study HIV-to-HIV liver transplant outcomes

The new study will track the success of 80 liver transplants to HIV-positive people. Half of the livers will come from deceased HIV-positive donors and the other half will come from deceased HIV-negative donors.

16 February 2019
Taiwan may begin allowing HIV-positive organ transplants next year

Taiwan may begin allowing HIV-positive individuals to donate organs to HIV-positive patients sometime next year, Taiwan Organ Registry and Sharing Center Chairman Lee Po-chang (李伯璋) said Friday, hoping that the necessary legislation will be passed.

30 December 2018
Focus Taiwan
Liver transplant from HIV+ living donor to negative recipient: the unanswered questions

A lifesaving partial liver transplant from an HIV-infected mother to her uninfected child – the first of its kind – was conducted last year at the University of the Witwatersrand’s Donald Gordon Medical Centre in Johannesburg. More than a year later, both mother and child are doing well. But the crucial question of the child’s HIV infection status remains unanswered. And we don’t expect to have a definitive answer any time soon.

29 November 2018
The Conversation
Making Transplant History

Advocate John Tenorio could be the first HIV-positive person to receive a kidney from a living donor with HIV.

23 November 2018
What you need to know about SA's historic liver transplant from an HIV-positive donor

How could a baby get an organ from a person living with HIV and not automatically contract the virus? The experts weigh in.

09 October 2018
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

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